United States Grand Prix

Formula 1 Grand Prix

The United States Grand Prix is a motor race which has been run on and off since 1908, when it was known as the American Grand Prize. The race later became part of the Formula One World Championship. From 2000 to 2007, the race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway road course. the United States Grand Prix was dropped from the Formula One calendar starting in 2008.

United States Grand Prix
Circuit of the Americas
(2012–present)
Austin circuit.svg
Race information
Number of times held49
First held1908
Most wins (drivers)United Kingdom Lewis Hamilton (6)
Most wins (constructors)Italy Ferrari (10)
Circuit length5.513 km (3.426 mi)
Race length308.405 km (191.634 mi)
Laps56
Last race (2019)
Pole position
Podium
Fastest lap

In 2010, the FIA announced that the race would return to the United States at a new circuit near Austin, Texas. The new track, known as the Circuit of the Americas, hosted its first U.S. Grand Prix in 2012.[1]

HistoryEdit

Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayEdit

Formula One returned to the United States in 2000. The race was held at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A road course was built for the Formula one race. Part of the oval track was used, including the main straightaway and turn 4. The remaining part of the road course was built in the infield portion of the track. Even thought most American races run counter-clockwise, including the Indianapolis 500, the Formula One course was built to run clockwise.

Circuit of the AmericasEdit

A new race track is being built in the Austin area. This track is being designed and built for the use of Formula One racing and MotoGP, and will also host a round of V8 Supercars, an Australia-based touring car racing series. The track will be located southeast of Austin next to state highway 130. The track will be located on a 900 acre site. The location used to known as the Wandering Creek property.[2][3]

Winners of the United States Grand PrixEdit

Repeat winners (drivers)Edit

Drivers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season. A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Driver Years won
6   Lewis Hamilton 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
5   Michael Schumacher 2000, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
3   Graham Hill 1963, 1964, 1965
  Jim Clark 1962, 1966, 1967
2   David Bruce-Brown 1910, 1911
  Jackie Stewart 1968, 1972
  James Hunt 1976, 1977
  Carlos Reutemann 1974, 1978
  Ayrton Senna 1990, 1991

Repeat winners (constructors)Edit

Teams in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Constructor Years won
10   Ferrari 1975, 1978, 1979, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018
8   Lotus 1960, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1973
  McLaren 1976, 1977, 1989, 1990, 1991, 2001, 2007, 2012
6   Mercedes 1910, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
3   Fiat 1908, 1911, 1912
  BRM 1963, 1964, 1965
2   Peugeot 1915, 1916
  Tyrrell 1971, 1972

Repeat winners (engine manufacturers)Edit

Manufacturers in bold are competing in the Formula One championship in the current season.
A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

Wins Manufacturer Years won
11   Ford * 1967, 1968, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1980
10   Ferrari 1975, 1978, 1979, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2018
9   Mercedes ** 1910, 2001, 2007, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
4   Climax 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962,
  BRM 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966
3   Honda 1989, 1990, 1991
  Fiat 1908, 1911, 1912
2   Peugeot 1915, 1916

* Built by   Cosworth, funded by Ford

** Built by   Ilmor in 2001, funded by Mercedes

By yearEdit

A pink background indicates an event which was not part of the Formula One World Championship.

 
A map of all the Grands Prix (some of which had titles other than United States Grand Prix) held in the United States
Year Driver Constructor Location Report
1908   Louis Wagner Fiat Savannah Report
1909 Not held
1910   David Bruce-Brown Benz Savannah Report
1911   David Bruce-Brown Fiat Report
1912   Caleb Bragg Fiat Milwaukee Report
1913 Not held
1914   Eddie Pullen Mercer Santa Monica Report
1915   Dario Resta Peugeot San Francisco Report
1916   Howdy Wilcox
  Johnny Aitken
Peugeot Santa Monica Report
1917

1957
Not held
1958   Chuck Daigh Scarab-Chevrolet Riverside Report
1959   Bruce McLaren Cooper-Climax Sebring Report
1960   Stirling Moss Lotus-Climax Riverside Report
1961   Innes Ireland Lotus-Climax Watkins Glen Report
1962   Jim Clark Lotus-Climax Report
1963   Graham Hill BRM Report
1964   Graham Hill BRM Report
1965   Graham Hill BRM Report
1966   Jim Clark Lotus-BRM Report
1967   Jim Clark Lotus-Ford Report
1968   Jackie Stewart Matra-Ford Report
1969   Jochen Rindt Lotus-Ford Report
1970   Emerson Fittipaldi Lotus-Ford Report
1971   François Cevert Tyrrell-Ford Report
1972   Jackie Stewart Tyrrell-Ford Report
1973   Ronnie Peterson Lotus-Ford Report
1974   Carlos Reutemann Brabham-Ford Report
1975   Niki Lauda Ferrari Report
1976   James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
1977   James Hunt McLaren-Ford Report
1978   Carlos Reutemann Ferrari Report
1979   Gilles Villeneuve Ferrari Report
1980   Alan Jones Williams-Ford Report
1981

1988
Not held
1989   Alain Prost McLaren-Honda Phoenix Report
1990   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1991   Ayrton Senna McLaren-Honda Report
1992

1999
Not held
2000   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Indianapolis Report
2001   Mika Häkkinen McLaren-Mercedes Report
2002   Rubens Barrichello Ferrari Report
2003   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2004   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2005   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2006   Michael Schumacher Ferrari Report
2007   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Report
2008

2011
Not held
2012   Lewis Hamilton McLaren-Mercedes Austin Report
2013   Sebastian Vettel Red Bull-Renault Report
2014   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2015   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2016   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2017   Lewis Hamilton Mercedes Report
2018   Kimi Räikkönen Ferrari Report
2019   Valtteri Bottas Mercedes Report

BroadcastingEdit

United KingdomEdit

Year Network Lap-by-lap Colour commentator(s)
2017 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2016 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
Channel 4 Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2015 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2014 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2013 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2012 Sky Sports F1 David Croft Martin Brundle
BBC One Ben Edwards David Coulthard
2007 ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2006
2005
2004
2003
2002 F1 Digital+ Ben Edwards John Watson
ITV James Allen Martin Brundle
2001 Murray Walker
2000 ITV2
1991 BBC Two James Hunt
Eurosport Richard Nicholls John Watson
1990 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
Eurosport Richard Nicholls John Watson
1989 BBC Two Murray Walker James Hunt
1980 BBC One
1979 BBC Two
1978

Other websitesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Doolittle, Dave (August 31, 2011). "Inaugural Austin F1 race date confirmed as Nov. 18, 2012". Austin American-Statesman. Archived from the original on August 31, 2011. Retrieved August 31, 2011.
  2. "Formula One - Further details about US F1 race announced". formula1.com. Formula One Administration Ltd. 2010-07-27. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  3. Wilde, Russell (2011-04-13). "F1 organizers divulge details of Austin race site". ynn.com. TWEAN News Channel of Austin, L.P. Retrieved 2011-04-13.